REVIEW: Brookyln Nine Nine S6E12 – Casecation

This week on Brooklyn Nine Nine, Jake arranges a “casecation” for himself and Amy at a
hospital. They’re standing over a coma patient who will spill important information about a
criminal group. Jake points out that he hasn’t really had alone time with his wife in a month’s
time and that their anniversary is imminent (and it wasn’t fully clear if that randomly got
changed that this day was their anniversary, or if they just decided to have a celebration at that
moment because of schedules). Captain Holt allows the two to spend the day together because
Jake still needs supervision. He “fancied up” the hospital room with Boyle’s help (who once
again oversteps his boundaries by assuming he’d be celebrating with the couple). Jake and Amy
list out their favorite moments of the past year complete with flashbacks of each one, except for
the laser tag memory. It would’ve been great to see Jake and especially hyper-competitive Amy
get really into battling a bunch of kids.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — “Casecation” Episode 612 — Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta — (Photo by: John P. Fleenor/NBC)

Whilst they strolled down memory lane, a random patient named Pam overheard and becomes enamored with the couple, and even asks if they have kids because “mixed race babies are adorable,” which is a thing she said as Jake noted. Amy says that they’re part of the plan, which makes Jake think she’s undercover but she in actuality wants kids someday. Amy thought that they’ve already had the discussion but when she was talking about wanting kids after seeing a picture of one of her nephews, Jake thought she wanted to go to a water park (because said nephew was at a water park). Side note: Jake’s feelings about water parks are 100% correct. They’re awesome. It is a bit out of character for Amy to have never brought up kids before or after the water park confusion.

Instead of having a discussion, Amy suggests they have a debate and prepares extensively for an
hour while Jake just jots things down on a piece of paper. Holt is brought on as moderator,
with an extensive list of qualifications. Amy and Jake go back and forth with a number of valid points such as the hours they work, how children add to their lives, and Jake’s daddy issues. Ultimately, Jake admits he’s scared about the potential of ruining a child’s life.

The formal debate ends and Jake states that he may change his mind about kids like he did
about…sushi. He suggests waiting it out, but Amy is insistent because of biology. She doesn’t
want to wait around only for Jake to say he doesn’t want kids and then have to start over at 38.
Jake correctly surmises that she means start over with someone else and then my heart breaks
into many pieces. Terry and Rosa interrupt this very tense moment, providing more backup for
the coma patient since they now believe someone will attempt to kill him before he wakes. Rosa
and Amy go off together while Terry stays with Jake. The couple seeks advice from the person
they’re currently with, who go against what’s expected. Rosa wants Amy to have kids because
they’re so cute (accurate), and Terry lists all the negatives of parenthood and how Jake needs to be 100% sure.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — “Casecation” Episode 612 — Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

Rosa and Amy find someone who they think is there to off the coma patient, but he’s actually a
distraction for someone to attempt to blow up the room. That someone is Pam. Jake gets to the
room and in a structured debate convinces Pam to not blow up the room. Later, Jake and Amy
meet up and Jake says they only defused one of the bombs, because the other bomb is Amy’s
butt (which is a great callback from last year’s finale). Jake reveals that the tense moment with
the bomb had him realize that he can handle scary moments. He’s willing to have kids with her,
while Amy reveals that she’s requested time off so they can go to the water park since, as she
revealed to Rosa, she actually likes it, which makes complete sense because as I mentioned, water
parks are awesome. The episode ends with them thinking of names.

Highlights:

-The many moderators of Jake and Amy’s debate. From Kevin(!), to Gail the vice president of the
debate society.
-Holt, Kevin, and Amy knowing that Jake has daddy issues and how it transfers to authority figures,
namely Holt himself.
-This episode being a bottle episode for Jake and Amy with the other characters sprinkled in.